FLYING ANNE broke all records with a total of one hundred international film festival selections and screenings. A Dutch youth documentary never has been this successful.

FLYING ANNE has received a Special Mention at the KUKI Int'l Short Film Festival in Berlin. Laudory speech: "This film deserves a lot of respect, as the title figure talks so open-heartedly about everything, even though she finds it difficult. It is a documentary that isn’t boring for a second and radiates an intense lust for life. That is why we would like to give a Special Mention to FLYING ANNE by Catherine van Campen from the Netherlands."

FLYING ANNE has won the first prize of the jury and the public award at the Curt.doc festival in Catalonia. This is the 17th international award for the short film of Catherine van Campen.

The Best Bosifest 2012 Screenplay Plaque was awarded to FLYING ANNE at the Bosifest 2012 filmfestival in Belgrade, Serbia. This is the 16h international prize for the film since its world premier at IDFA in 2011.

FLYING ANNE was awarded a Special Jury Mention for Excellence in Cinematography at Sebastopol International Documentary Film Festival. The jury described the film as "a very accomplished and lyrical film with some phenomenal photography and an intimate, compelling character study."

FLYING ANNE won the UPEC Price (University Paris Est Creteil) of the 34ème Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil.

FLYING ANNE won the prize for Best Short Documentary at Festival REGARD sur le court métrage au Saguenay in Canada. This weekend the film also won the 2nd Prize at the ImagéSanté Festival in Liège, Belgium.

FLYING ANNE is included in the 2012 Hot Doc's Docs For School program, in 2011 more than 320 schools and 60,000 students participated during the 10 days of the festival.

The film also will be featured in the Prix Jeunesse Int'l catalogue and presented in the Media Bar during the festival in Munich.

FLYING ANNE won awards for best short film at both RIDM in Canada and Festival dei Popoli in Florence, Italy. FLYING ANNE received an Honourable Mention at the Picture this... Int'l Film Festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

FLYING ANNE has won the Golden Olive award for Best Children's TV Programma at the Bar TV Fest in Montenegro. At the Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival the film won The Children’s Jury Second Prize for Documentary Film.

This October FLYING ANNE won the Best Short award at DocuWest in Golden, CO, USA. Earlier this year the film won the Best of Festival award at the FOCUS Film Festival in Redding, CA, USA.

In May FLYING ANNE won the prestigious award for Best Short Documentary at Hot Docs, the largest and most important documentary film festival in North America.

Jury Hot Docs: 'this is a film that impressed the jury because of its ability to bring viewers into the world of its young subject with great sensitivity and skill. Through bold camera work we're drawn into a visceral and moment-to-moment experience of emotions and struggles. It achieves a genuine sense of transcendence through its balance of verité elements and lyrical imagery.'

Just before that the film received the audience award for Best Short Film at Independent Film Festival Boston.

In April FLYING ANNE received the award for best short documentary at the prestigious documentary film festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland. The film by Catherine van Campen also won the award for best film at Superfest International Disability Film Festival in Berkeley, USA.

FLYING ANNE was premiered on November 21st 2010 at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

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The documentary was broadcasted on February 1st 2011 on Dutch channel Nederland 3 by Dokument Junior.

The international premiere of FLYING ANNE took place at Visions du Réel 2011 in Nyon, Switzerland.

FLYING ANNE has been selected for:

Global Girls FestivalChicago, VS
IDFAA'dam, the Netherlands
Visions du RéelNyon, Switzerland
International Film Festival BredaBreda, the Netherlands
Superfest International Disability Film FestivalBerkeley, USA
ViewFindersHalifax, Canada
Sprockets TIFF Toronto, Canada
Hot Docs Toronto, Canada
DOXAVancouver, Canada
Independent Film Festival BostonBoston, USA
Make DoxSkopje, Macedonia
International Health Film FestivalKos, Greece
BusterCopenhagen, Denmark
RIDMMontreal, Canada
Palm Spring Short FestPalm Springs, USA
PärnuPärnu, Estonia
DeboshirSt Petersburg, Russia
LemesosLemesos, Cyprus
Ciencia e CinemaGalicie, Spain
LUCASFrankfurt, Germany
DMZ Korean International Film FestivalSouth Korea
New Zealand Int'l Film FestivalNew Zealand
Festival Internacional de Cine para NiñosMexico
DocuWestColorado, USA
DokuFestPrizren, Kosovo
Doxs! Duisburger FilmwocheDuisburg, Germany
Carrousel international du film de RimouskiRimouski, Canada
Int'l Film Festival for Children GalicjaKrakow, Poland
Film Festival LussasLussas, France
FOCUS Film FestivalRedding, CA, USA
DoclisboaLisbon, Portugal
DocudaysBeirut, Lebanon
Free ZoneBelgrade, Serbia
Hamptons Film FestivalNew York, USA
1001 BelgeselIstanbul, Turkey
Lightbox Presents: SupershortsLondon, UK
Chicago Int'l Children's Film FestivalChicago, USA
Aesthetica Short Film FestivalYork, UK
Filmfestival MünsterMünster, Germany
Vienna Human Rights FestivalVienna, Austria
AlcineMadrid, Spain
Rocky Mountains Women's Film FestivalColorado Springs, USA
EOPBrussels, Belgium
Int'l Children's Film FestivalHyderabad, India
Abilityfest 2011Chennai, India
Red Rock Film FestivalUtah, USA
Kassel Documentary Film & Video FestivalKassel, Germany
One of UsSydney, Australia
Pravo LjudskiSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Festival dei PopoliFlorence, Italy
FICIMadrid, Spain
TV Festival BarBar, Montenegro
Plus CamerimageTorun, Poland
FrontDocAosta, Italy
Picture this...Alberta, Canada
REELkidsPeterborough, Canada
Women's Film FestivalBrattleboro, USA
Sebastopol Documentary Film FestivalSebastopol, USA
Int'l Children's Film Festival BangladeshBangladesh
Reel 2 RealVancouver, Canada
ZagrebDoxCroatia, Zagreb
DokfestMunich, Germany
Health Film Festival ImagéSantéLiège, Belgium
Mecal Int'l Short Film FestivalBarcelona, Spain
Films des FemmesCréteil, France
Highlights of the LowlandsBalkan
Saguenay Int'l Short Film FestivalQuebec, Canada
Curt.DocGirona, Spain
Bosi FestSerbia
VSA TexasAustin, USA
Cinema ArsenalBerlin, Germany
KUKIBerlin, Germany
MecalSantiago, Chile
Breaking Down BarriersMoscow, Russia
ReelAbilitiesNY, USA
Olot.docOlot, Spain
IDFA ShowcaseMoscow, Russia
One WorldArmenia, Georgia, Mongolia
SproutNY, USA
DOKUartBjelovar, Croatia
The Points of ViewWaterville, USA
Cinema le FranceSt Etienne, France
KIKITabor, Croatia
LunafestSan Francisco, USA
Mumbai Int'l Film FestivalMumbai, India
BobriLjubljana, Slovenia
Mecal Int'l Short Film FestivalBarcelona, Spain
Planet+ Doc 2014Warszaw, Poland
Human Rights Film Festival Disabled People 2014Korea
ReelAbilities Festival 2014Cincinnati, VS
DOCVILLELeuven, Belgium
Addis International Film FestivalAddis Ababa, Ethiopia


Best Short DocumentaryVisions du Réel
Best Short DocumentaryHot Docs
Best DocumentarySuperfest Int'l Disability Film Festival
Audience award for Best Short FilmIFFBoston
Best of FestivalFOCUS Film Festival
Best ShortDocuWest
Best Children's TV ProgrammeTV Fest Bar
The Children’s Jury Second Prize for Documentary FilmChicago Int'l Children's Film Festival
Honourable MentionPicture this... international film festival
Best International Short FilmRIDM
Best International Short FilmFestival dei Popoli
Jury Prize of the Jury for StudentsFrontDoc
Best Short DocumentarySaguenay Int'l Short Film Festival
2nd Prize Mental Health SessionHealth Film Festival ImagéSanté
UPEC PriceFilms des Femmes
Special Jury Mention for Excellence in CinematographySebastopol
Best screenplay plaqueBosifest
Jury PrizeCurt.doc
Public awardCurt.doc
Special MentionKUKI
Special MentionTabor Film Festival

You can watch the trailer of the film here, on YouTube (HD) or Vimeo (HD).